Attributed Birmingham Guild of Handicraft | Arts & Crafts Wall Light | England c.1900

An elegant brass arts and crafts wall light attributed to The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft, suspending pendant a good quality brass gallery with attractive James Powell and Sons satin-glass lampshade. England c.1900

N.B: 10mm shave chip to lampshade gallery rim. (see final photo)

Ht(reducible)46cm/18in, Dpth.23/9, Diam.(backplate)11/4.25, Ht.(shade & Gal.)19/7.5, w.9/3.5

The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft 1888-1905

  • Birmingham Guild of Handicraft was an Arts & Crafts organisation. Its motto was ‘By Hammer and Hand’.
  • Around 1888 It began as a loose part of the Birmingham Kyrle Society, then became a more fully formed group within the Kyrle Society in 1890
  • In 1895, the Guild set up as an independent workshop and limited company with the guidance of Edward R. Taylor.
  • The Guild produced furniture and metal-ware, taking special advantage of the switch to electric lighting and the consequent need for new light fittings.
  • Arthur Dixon was the chief designer and head of metalwork workshop. Other members were Albert Edward Jones and Thomas Birkett.
  • Due to commercial pressures, there was a merger with E & R Gittins in 1905

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